An Indian law that was used as a tool by police to harass and blackmail LGBTQ people was overturned …
An Indian law that was used as a tool by police to harass and blackmail LGBTQ people was overturned by the country’s highest court on Thursday.
The law outlawed any sex “against the order of nature.” Breaking the law was punishable by jail time. Thursday’s decision came after decades of activism. Nearly five years ago, the same court had ruled that gay sex was illegal. LGBTQ people and their supporters and loved ones throughout India celebrated late into the night — then early into the morning. Some laughed. Others wept. Here are photos from some of those celebrations.
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